In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at theUniversity of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of theAthenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is alwaysTemporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanentForm of government. A democracy will continue to exist up untilThe time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generousGifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majorityAlways votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits fromThe public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finallyCollapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by aDictatorship.""The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from theBeginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200Years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:From bondage to spiritual faith;From spiritual faith to great courage;From courage to liberty;From liberty to abundance;From abundance to complacency;From complacency to apathy;From apathy to dependence;From dependence back into bondage."The Obituary follows:Born 1776, Died 2012It doesn't hurt to read this several times.Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law inSt. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerningThe last Presidential election:Number of States won by: Obama: 19 Romney: 29Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 Romney: 2,427,000Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million Romney: 143 millionMurder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:Obama: 13.2 Romney: 2.1Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territoryRomney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in lowIncome tenements and living off various forms of governmentWelfare..."Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the"complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition ofDemocracy, with some forty percent of the nation's populationAlready having reached the "governmental dependency" phase..If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty millionCriminal invaders called illegals - and they vote - then we can sayGoodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just howMuch is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to ourFreedom..